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Blackboard Down for Cloud Migration June 30 - July 8

Summer courses remain ONLINE during this period

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Per DoIT’s March 8 and April 28 announcements, Blackboard engineers will migrate the primary UMBC Blackboard site (blackboard.umbc.edu) beginning at 12:01 AM on Friday, June 30, 2017, and lasting up to 7 days. Summer 2017 courses are hosted in a separate environment and no disruption is expected.

FYI: Please note that DoIT's Technology Support Center (TSC) will be closed July 1 and reopen on July 5.

The downtime window will allow Blackboard and UMBC to migrate all existing content, files, and database from the current hosting facilities to the new cloud infrastructure. Time is also allocated for DoIT staff to verify third-party integrations and to perform quality assurance testing.

In preparation for this downtime, faculty, staff, and students should review these resources:

After Blackboard is back online:

The UMBC Blackboard team identified a time period that should have a reduced impact on our users. If our Blackboard site is down longer than expected due to unforeseen circumstances, updates will be posted to this news article.

For more information about the cloud migration, please review DoIT’s Bb migration FAQ for complete details about:

As always, if you have any questions, please consider the following options:

Thank you for your patience while we bring you a better Blackboard experience!

Posted: June 7, 2017, 3:28 PM